STORY - Treaty Together
Story: Treaty Together
Artist: Nathan Patterson
This painting for me represents Connection & Healing.
Connecting back to the Land, back to our Culture. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people have fought many many years to have our voice heard in this country; we have fought for the truth to be heard and we have fought for Treaty. Only when our cries are heard will there be healing within our Communities. There will be a re-connection to ancestral Lands, represented two hands in the painting.
The Boomerangs symbolize the return on Culture and Country through recognized Treaties. The Gumleaves & Wattle around the water symbolize Healing. The sun setting behind the Gumtree tells the Truth: "It always has and always will be Aboriginal Land".